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Fat Tire Bike Trail Race to be held at state park

Fort Stevenson State Park, in partnership with Val’s Cyclery of Minot, is holding a Fat Tire Bike Trail Race on Saturday, with registration from 10 a.m. to noon. The race begins at 1 p.m.

Live entertainment will be performed by Mandan native Brianna Helbling and a chili feed will begin at 3 p.m. The race route will be 14 miles, which includes four laps at 3 ½ miles each. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places in men’s and women’s divisions.

Relay teams of two to four people will be allowed. Each team member must register and pay the individual fee and must complete at least one full lap. Social riders also may participate with a fee.

Cost is $30 per person in advance, $35 per person on race day. Call 701-337-5576.

State archery tournament begins March 22 in Minot

The North Dakota National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament is scheduled for March 22-23 at the State Fair Center in Minot. The tournament will feature competition in Bullseye or Olympic style, and 3-D.

The tournament consists of team and individual competition in elementary, middle school and high school, including awards and prizes, and up to $20,000 in college scholarships available to the top 10 boys and girls in each grade division.

Additionally, the top 10 boys and girls qualify for NASP nationals in Louisville, Ken. The top prize in the 3-D competition is an all-inclusive pronghorn hunt in Wyoming.

The state tournament and all other local and regional NASP tournaments are open to any student in grades 4-12 who attend a school that offers NASP lessons during the school day. If a school has an after-school club, third-graders are also welcome, with permission from the coach and principal.

For a listing of tournaments in North Dakota, go to the NASP tournament website at http://www.nasptournaments.org/. A certified NASP archery instructor must register participants for all NASP tournaments.

For more information, or to find out if your child’s school participates in NASP, contact Jeff Long, North Dakota state coordinator, at jrlong@nd.gov, or call 701-328-6322.

-- Compiled from press releases and staff reports

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